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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffARossi Date: May 23, 2007 12:44pm
Forum: stock_footage Subject: Re: I Think I Was Wrong

Personally, I don't think there's anything wrong with making historic clips available in the stock footage section as long as they're public domain and the content is well described.

If there's a good scream, or footage of a plane taking off, or a presidential speech or something that seems like it might be helpful in putting together a movie, this is where it belongs, right?

We've got lots of PD stuff in the Prelinger collection, for example, and people use clips from it all the time to create new movies. But it's hard to find exactly the clip you're looking for because we don't have detailed shot lists for things.

I don't know whether the larger solution is to cut movies up into well described pieces as separate items, or to create really detailed shotlists for the whole movies... I guess that's debatable. Seems like it would be easier to just download what you need, but then would you cut a clip from the whole at the same place as someone else?

I don't know? What do you guys think?

Alexis

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBridgewater Video Date: May 23, 2007 2:27pm
Forum: stock_footage Subject: Re: I Think I Was Wrong

I see no problem with the archived historic footage being edited and reposted as Stock Footage. I was a little confused at first where the clips were coming from. As an editor, I think that if I wanted to use the opening scene from "The Vampire Bat" in a video, then I would rather download the 57 MB version Mr. Price has set up then downloading the entire 1.5 Gig original movie and then just using the first minute of it and deleting the rest. I would say that I would rather see Mr. Price post new, current materials (His new clips are better than most I have paid money for over the years). My thought is, if Mr. Price donates his time and materials, I for one am grateful for anything he does. I suspect it took several hours to download, edit and repost the opening to "The Vampire Bat". I did like the suggestion of links as an alternative. Using Keywords may help too. Perhaps a Keyword or phrase such as "Re-edited Archive Clip" so that Archive users know at a glance that the original full version is elsewhere in the Archive. I think Keywords are going to be even more vital in the Stock Footage part of the Archive then most. If there are 50,000 small one minute clips here, then Keywords are going to be the only way to find anything. I suspect the whole thing will naturally evolve as we go on. I would like to say thank you to the Archive staff for expressing an opinion in this. I would guess Mr. Price can now decide for himself how best to donate his time and skills.........